STRIPED SURGEONFISH FACTS
The Striped Surgeonfish has a yellowish head and body with prominent horizontal blue stripes edged with black. On the head, the stripes converge around the eye. The lower part of the body is pale blue. The tail is black with blue margins. It has a long spine on the tail stem that can cause a painful wound.
Lined Surgeonfish, Clown Surgeonfish, Clown Tang
Herbivorous, also eats crustaceans
The Striped Surgeonfish is found throughout Central Pacific and Indo-Pacific oceans. In Australia it is found from off north-western Western Australia, and on the east coast from the top of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland to northern New South Wales.
|Common Name:||Striped Surgeonfish|
Relatives in same Genus
Dark Surgeon (A. blochii)
Eyestripe Surgeonfish (A. dussumieri)
Brown Surgeonfish (A. nigrofuscus)
Orangeband Surgeonfish (A. olivaceus)
Convict Surgeonfish (A. triostegus)